The year 2018 marks the 300th anniversary of the foundation of New Orleans. But like most complex, improvised projects, New Orleans actually came together over many years, and each stage involved various levels of indecision, contingency, discord and serendipity.
James Freret’s Soaring, Short-Lived Old Masonic Temple
Motivating Demolitions of the Early 1900s.
Late Victorian Architecture in New Orleans
Two key commodities had warehouse homes on the riverfront from 1884 to 1963.
The Olivier Plantation House, 1820s-1949
The aesthetic of architect Henry Hobson Richardson, a native Louisianan, had world-wide impact, including in New Orleans.
Thomas Sully’s Long-Forgotten Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Building
A history of New Orleans’ first gourmet grocery.
A look at Italianate architecture in New Orleans.
A look back on the buildings where cotton reigned king in New Orleans’ downtown “Cotton District.”
A manse unparalleled in its time once sat in the heart of the Garden District.